Emerald mountains, weeping waterfalls, red-rock canyons, jaw-dropping seashores, clear seas and massive waves. Kaua‘i’s natural gifts are unparalleled in Hawaii, the USA, the world.
With an astonishing list of outdoor adventures, Kauaʻi will puncture your resort bubble. Here you can soar over and settle into tropical valleys in a helicopter, zip through treetops on a cable, navigate narrow single tracks to the shoulders of a sleeping giant or down deep into a grand canyon. You can paddle a sacred river or motor into sea caves, wander isolated beaches, drop in and get barrelled on a point break, or drift with sea turtles in coves saturated in that perfect blue. Each new experience merges unforgettably with the island’s majesty.
Feel the Mana
The island inspires inward explorations too. On Kauaʻi, the mana (spiritual essence) of the ʻaina (land) is palpable, because the values of the ancient Hawaiians are alive and well, and rooted in a holistic understanding of the natural world. You will encounter this in simple ways, such as when someone gives you directions mauka (inland) or makai (seaward), or in a passing shaka (Hawaii hand greeting sign) when you yield on a one-lane bridge. Hawaiian culture is built on moderation, balance, fairness and unity, producing a gentle pace of life, strong families and legendary hospitality.
Island Way of Life
You can’t assist admiring the way in which that Kauaʻi has preserved itself within the face of the twenty first century. Here, no city surpasses 10,000 folks. By regulation, no constructing is taller than a coconut tree, and it’s unimaginable to circumnavigate the coast by automobile. When a multimillion-dollar ferry arrived to start service to neighboring islands, Kaua‘i residents, involved over environmental and different points, blocked its path. It by no means returned. Visitors do, nevertheless. That does not imply Kaua‘i lacks challenges. Conflicts proceed on the Westside over the dominance of massive agriculture, however on the entire the island initiatives concord.
A locals solely ethos that flowered from surf tradition and permeated the Hawaiian Islands influences social, political and business life on Kaua‘i too. Happily, of late it has additionally influenced cooks, supermarkets and eating places island-wide. Anywhere you eat on Kaua‘i, from the quick meals of Bubba’s Burgers to JO2, the most recent restaurant from famend chef Jean Marie Josselin, you’re more likely to be feasting on sustainably grown meat and greens cultivated on the island by native farmers, or fish caught by native anglers simply offshore. That freshness brings taste you may love, and it nourishes the native economic system too.